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House Bill 33: Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age
Representative Brent Yonts
This bill would have amended KRS 159.030 to provide that effective July 1, 2005 until June 30, 2006, compulsory school attendance will be between the ages of six and seventeen. Starting July 1, 2006 and thereafter, compulsory school attendance will be between the ages of six and eighteen. Compulsory school attendance in Kentucky currently ends at sixteen.
This bill was prefiled on November 13, 2002. On January 7, 2003, it was introduced to the House and sent to the House Education Committee. The Kentucky legislature adjourned sine die on March 25, 2003, so HB 33 is now dead.
None at this time.
Oppose. Other states that have adopted similar bills have wound up trying to change the homeschool law because seventeen-year-olds claim to "homeschool" since they can no longer drop out.
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